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Old SF’s Interactive Map Displays San Francisco’s History in Photographs

Old SF’s Interactive Map Displays San Francisco’s History in Photographs

San Franciscans love their history. The city has established historical museums of all flavors to celebrate its pioneers and their contributions to civil society. Now, armchair travelers are invited to

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Solar Manufacturer Solyndra Files for Bankruptcy

Solar Manufacturer Solyndra Files for Bankruptcy

Solar startup Solyndra has just shut down, announcing their intention to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and immediately let go of most of their 1000 employees. The news comes as a considerable

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The 2011 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

The 2011 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

Calling all San Francisco Bay Area architecture enthusiasts! Next week marks the launch of the AIASF‘s 2011 Architecture and the City Festival. Filled with awesome tours, new green projects,

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San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

Treasure Island lies in the middle of San Francisco Bay, visible to the left of the Bay Bridge as it crosses from San Francisco to Oakland. Abutting hilly Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island is a man-made

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Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

A new study by Scarborough has revealed that the greenest people in the United States also happen to be high earners with a taste for luxury. The study calls these individuals the “Super

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New SoMa Skatepark Coming to San Francisco’s Mission District

New SoMa Skatepark Coming to San Francisco’s Mission District

San Francisco is about to boost its street sports cred with a long-awaited skatepark. After two years of petitioning and planning, the Department of Public Works is ready to break ground on the $3 million

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Amazing San Francisco Victorian Renovation Marries the Old With Sustainable Modern

Amazing San Francisco Victorian Renovation Marries the Old With Sustainable Modern

Built in the 1880's the original 3-story home was by itself on top of a hill. Over the years, as roads changed and more houses were built, the original home was extended through a series of unorganized

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INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

If you haven't yet heard of OHIO, it's time. Founded by David Pierce, the San Francisco-based design studio is turning out some of the most stunning, innovative and diverse modern furnishings anywhere.

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Protected Bikeway Could Replace Parking On San Francisco Streets

Protected Bikeway Could Replace Parking On San Francisco Streets

Could a protected bike lane on San Francisco’s busy four-lane Oak Street provide a safer and quicker cross-town route for cyclists? Would you give up parking spots in your neighborhood in exchange for a

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BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

Riders of San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) can tell by the carpeting, plush upholstery, and decades-old ketchup stains that the same cars have been running down the tracks since 1973. The

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Massive Hunters Point Shipyard Brownfield Project Primed to Set Sail in San Francisco

Massive Hunters Point Shipyard Brownfield Project Primed to Set Sail in San Francisco

The seven-mile-per-side square of land that is San Francisco, densely settled for decades with precious little to spare in the way of developable land, is poised to embark upon one of the country’s most

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Inhabitat is Looking for San Francisco Writers and Editors!

Inhabitat is Looking for San Francisco Writers and Editors!

Heads up San Francisco-based writers and editors! Inhabitat is looking for smart and talented Bay Area writers to join our growing team! As the web's biggest green design blog we're offering you a

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San Francisco’s Greenest Office Building Tops Off!

San Francisco’s Greenest Office Building Tops Off!

The start-then-stop history of the project turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The building was originally designed to be a typical office next to city hall, however after the first halt in

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Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Opening just in time for the law school commencement in May, the Neukom Building will serve as the new focal point for the law students and faculty. The 65,000 sq ft building is composed of four,

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Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Awesome Mobile Prefab Coffee Platform is a Rapid Prototyped Way to Get Your Morning Caffeine

Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. donated a generous supply of Alpolic, which is a unique aluminum composite material, to the studio in hope that the students could explore it and come up with innovative uses.

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INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

As a follow-up to our previous Toby Long interview, we thought it fitting to highlight one particular (and very exciting) community-based green building project that Toby and Clever Homes have been

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Kevin Cyr Unveils Awesome Bike Camper at “Home in the Weeds” Exhibition

Kevin Cyr Unveils Awesome Bike Camper at “Home in the Weeds” Exhibition

Home in the Weeds is Cyr's personal reaction to the fragility of our current society and the feeling of imminent doom. Natural disasters, job loss, injury and other misfortunes have the potential to

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The David Brower Center Becomes Berkeley’s First LEED Platinum Building

The David Brower Center Becomes Berkeley’s First LEED Platinum Building

Opened in 2009, the community center is fully leased and home to the Hazel Wolf Gallery, the organic gourmet restaurant Gather, and a number of environmental non-profits including International Rivers,

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Feng Shui Expert Builds Mobile Dwelling Cube With a Living Room, Bedroom and Tea Room All in One

Feng Shui Expert Builds Mobile Dwelling Cube With a Living Room, Bedroom and Tea Room All in One

The steel and plywood living cube was prefabricated in order to fit through Ming's front door and was assembled on site. A steel frame assembled on top of heavy duty casters and the plywood panels fit

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Gorgeous Green Roofed UCSF Lab Undulates Gingerly on a Hillside

Gorgeous Green Roofed UCSF Lab Undulates Gingerly on a Hillside

Photo © Bruce Damonte The overriding design challenge was to build on such a steep undulating landscape. The bulk of the building rests on trusses that connect at centrally located concrete piers and

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‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

A new smartphone app named "Fire Department" empowers iPhone users to provide life-saving assistance to someone suffering from a sudden heart attack.

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Gensler’s Green SFO Terminal Renovation to be Completed this April

Gensler’s Green SFO Terminal Renovation to be Completed this April

The revamped airline terminal (SFO T2) will provide 14 gates for American Airlines and Virgin Airlines, which will be capable of handling 5.5 million enplaned passengers. All of the facilities -- from

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Compostmodern 2011 Kicks Off This Weekend in San Francisco!

Compostmodern 2011 Kicks Off This Weekend in San Francisco!

Heads up San Francisco Bay Area readers! Compostmodern 2011 kicks off this weekend in San Francisco, so if you'll be in the Bay Area don't miss out on this must-attend event for anyone concerned with

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Daylit San Francisco Gallery House Features a Tree-Inspired Facade

Daylit San Francisco Gallery House Features a Tree-Inspired Facade

This home and gallery, built in the heart of San Francisco, is an aesthetically enriching environment that makes good use of natural resources. Designed by Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects to showcase the

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Greener SF 49ers Stadium Plan Includes Eco Hotel Where Fans Can Watch from Their Rooms

Greener SF 49ers Stadium Plan Includes Eco Hotel Where Fans Can Watch from Their Rooms

When we read that plans to re-envision Candlestick Park (home of the San Francisco 49ers) were afoot, we expected to see yet another of the steady stream of proposals that look to professional sports to

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The Plant Cafe Organic: SF’s Ultra Green Restaurant

The Plant Cafe Organic: SF’s Ultra Green Restaurant

The Plant Cafe was honored this year with the Best Vegetarian Restaurant Award by SF Weekly, but the accolades don't stop there. San Francisco Waterfront Partners also named it the greenest restaurant in

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Le Truc’s Bustaurant Serves Up Cuisine On a Re-purposed Bus

Le Truc’s Bustaurant Serves Up Cuisine On a Re-purposed Bus

Forget about dining inside a fancy restaurant, nowadays it seems like all the good Bay Area food is being served up on wheels. With the Street Food Festival in full swing, and a fleet of gourmet gocarts

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Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Dutch Design Week Kicks Off in San Francisco This Sunday!

Are you stateside, but craving for a bit of European flavor? Well, look no further. If you’re one of the lucky few to be living on the west coast, get ready to see some orange - the Seeing Orange: Dutch

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College of Marin Unveils New Sustainable Academic Center

College of Marin Unveils New Sustainable Academic Center

The College of Marin is promoting community engagement and environmental stewardship with their new sustainable academic center in Northern California. TLCD Architecture + Mark Cavagnero Associates

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David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

Photo © Tim Griffith The nonprofit David Brower Center is a 50,000 sq ft mixed-use building, designed specifically for non-profit organizations dedicating their efforts to promoting a just and

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